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LORAN STATION CAPE HATTERAS

35 14 26.82 N 75 31 37.89 W

Fact Sheet

Site Survey:
 
 
 
Construction Date
 
 
 
Constructed by:
 
 
 
Established:
 
1949
 
Disestablished:
 
JAN 1981
 
Operated by:
 
USCG
 
Chain:
 
U.S. EAST COAST
 
Station Letter designation:
 
3H4, 3H6 – “H”
 
Station code name:
 
 
 
Station Unit Number:
 

 
Radio Call Sign:
 
 
 
Station aka:
 
 
 
On-air testing date:
 
1H4, 1H6 - 1949
 
Operational date:
 
1H4, 1H6 – 1949
 
Operations Ceased:
 
3H4, 3H6 – 312400Z DEC 1980
 
Station Operation:
 
Double SLAVE/SECONDARY (DS)
 
Station pair:
 
1H4, 3H4 – NANTUCKET
1H6, 3H6 – FOLLY ISLAND
 
Loran Rate:
 
1H4, 1H6, 3H4, 3H6
 
On-Air:
 
1H4, 1949 – NANTUCKET
1H6, 1949 – FOLLY ISLAND
3H4, 1968 – NANTUCKET
3H6, 1968 – FOLLY ISLAND
 
Off-Air
 
1H4, 1968 – Changed of rate
1H6, 1968 – Changed of rate
3H4, 312400Z DEC 1980 – Loran A phased out
3H6, 312400Z DEC 1980 – Loran A phased out
 
Monitor Rate:
 
 
 
Equipment:
 
1975 - AN/FPN-53 Timer, LRE installed
 
Antenna Type:
 
300ft – Wind Turbine
 
Personnel Allowance:
 
JAN 1953 – ETC, ET1, ET2, 4 ET3, EN2, 4 SN
 
Miscellaneous:
 
1949 – Loran operations transferred from BODIE ISLAND
1953 - SUB-Unit of Group
1 DEC 1953 – Rate 1H6 Semi-automation
 
Commanding Officers /
Officers in Charge
 
OINC: ETC Byres Brenton 1962 - (Combat Infantryman 42nd Division, ETO, WW II)
OINC: ETC John S Von Kessel 1968 - 1970
OINC: ETC Morrison 1974 - 1976
OINC: ETCS Jack G Albert 1976 - 1978
OINC: ETC Robert L Wilder 1978 - 1979
Last OINC: ETC Holzbauer 1979 - JAN 1981
 

Pictures

Loran Station Cape Hatteras

circa 1953 Hatteras Island State Ferry

circa 1953 road to Buxton

circa 1953 Cape Hatteras Lifeboat Station

circa 1953 Station Sign

circa 1953 Cape Hatteras Lifeboat Station boat house

The Coast Guard demolished the 1882-Type [life saving] station in 1948 and a Loran station was constructed in its place.
retrieved from Cape Hatteras Life Saving Stations on 07/21/2014

circa 1953 Lorsta Hatteras transmitter building view from tower

circa 1953 Marsden matting road to Loran Station Cape Hatteras

circa 1953 Loran Station Cape Hatteras

circa 953 Cape Hatteras Lighthouse as viewed from Loran Tower

circa 1953 Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

The lighthouse was moved 2900 feet southwest in 1999 from the location in this 1953 picture.

Thanks Warren!